Milk van crashes in west Suffolk spilling milk and glass across road and leaving driver with leg injuries

A man has suffered potentialy life-changing injuries in a crash on the A1092 near Clare Picture: GOO

A man has suffered potentialy life-changing injuries in a crash on the A1092 near Clare Picture: GOOGLEMAPS - Credit: Archant

A milk van driver has been rushed to hospital following a crash near Clare which left the road strewn with milk and glass.

Police were called at around 4am to reports of a single-vehicle collision on the A1092, Cavendish Road, on the Sudbury side of the market town.

According to a police spokesman, the crash involved a milk delivery van which had ended up on its side.

He said the driver, a man, was taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital with ‘potentially life-changing’ leg injuries.

However, his injuries are now said to be not as serious as first thought.

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He said: “The A1092 at Clare is closed after a single vehicle collision.

“The road is closed to allow recovery and an investigation to take place.

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“One male driver had been taken to hospital.”

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said three fire engines had also attended the scene.

She said: “We were called just before 4am in the morning.

“Three fire engines attended. “This was a single vehicle collision involving a milk van.

“There was one person in the vehicle. “We had to attend because he was trapped in the van.

“They had to remove the roof to get him out.

“Around 150 litres of milk were lost.

“The milk had gone into a local drain so they had to inform the environment agency.”

A spokesman for Suffolk police added: “His injuries are now not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

“The crash involved a milk delivery van.

“The road was closed to allow a lot of debris to be cleared,

“There was a certain amount of glass as well as milk on the road.”

The road reopened to traffic at around 10.30am.

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